As The Girardi Watch continues in Chicago and New York, David Kaplan is reporting that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are meeting with Manny Acta in Chicago on Monday to discuss the Cubs’ managerial opening.
Reports out of New York on Monday morning indicated the Yankees still have not heard from Joe Girardi on whether or not he will accept the Yankees’ offer to remain in New York.
According to David Kaplan, “the Cubs are kicking their managerial search into gear as they await word” from Joe Girardi. Kaplan and the Sun-Times reported that Manny Acta is in Chicago interviewing for the job.
A new candidate has emerged according to Kaplan and the Sun-Times, Padres’ bench coach Rick Renteria. Renteria is highly respected but has zero big league managerial experience and has only managed in the minors.
Kaplan reported the Cubs have already met with A.J. Hinch and Sandy Alomar Jr. is “not a strong candidate for the Cubs’ vacancy at this point in the process.”
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are expected to continue the interview process this week in Arizona. Once the Cubs know if Girardi is staying in New York, the Cubs are expected “to cast a wide net” to find their next manager.
Stay tuned for updates from The Girardi Watch and Cubs managerial search …